The City of Boroondara will unveil its latest communication channel on 18 August, a new digital noticeboard at the Greythorn Shopping Centre in Balwyn North.
The new noticeboard, the first of its type in Boroondara, has been installed at the pedestrian crossing in Doncaster Road outside Wardika Hair Design for a 12-month trial.
The digital touch screen will list all businesses and services in the Greythorn Shopping strip, their opening times, information about their goods and services, their location on the shopping strip and their contact details.
It will also provide a new channel for Council to inform the community about relevant Council initiatives, to consult with and involve the community in council planning and decision making.
Local community groups will be able to promote their activities and events on the new noticeboard. Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara, said the new screen would provide a contemporary twist to the traditional community noticeboard.
“We’ve introduced this digital device as a joint initiative with the local businesses in the area to help them promote their offerings and as a way to get Council information out to the community in a contemporary way,” he said.
The trial will test whether this technology meets the community’s needs for information and to clearly identify local traders’ needs so that processes can be refined to meet those needs.
“This is part of a broader noticeboard project across the city to assess the current and future needs for central noticeboards in Boroondara,” Cr Parke said.
For further information, email Andrew Birks, Leader Communications Strategy and Performance. Phone: 9278 4329